BREAKING: Protest in C'River INEC headquarters over change of adhoc staff list

There is pandemonium at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) in Cross River State as thousands of serving and ex National Youths Service Corps members and students who where shortlisted as adhoc for the postponed Presidential and National Assembly elections protest removal of their names.

Hundreds of people who were initially shortlisted as INEC adhoc staff have been told to go home as their services were no longer required for the rescheduled elections without any reason.

Names of new people who didn't participate in the INEC training for Presiding Officers, APOs were allegedly inserted to replace the protesting corp members and students.

Unlike last week where INEC published names of the adhoc staff on Thursday ahead of movement on Friday, names of the shortlisted people to conduct the elections were just published this morning.

Hundreds of people who were shortlisted previously stormed the INEC office, located along the Murtala Mohammed Highway, opposite Pyramid to verify their names only to find out that they have been replaced with different people.

The protest which is turning violent as Police are using teargas to disperse the protesters started when the shortlisted adhoc staff were asked to board the buses provided by INEC to convey them to their respective places of assignments.

The protesters who had gathered at the headquarters since morning hoping that their names would be published blocked the vehicles and entrance to the Commission's office vowing that they won't leave until their names are shortlisted or compensated for the stress they passed through last weekend.
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